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Smart Calibration

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Buying & Building' started by rhinoman, Jan 28, 2003.

  1. rhinoman

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    Anybody tried it, is it worth the money?
     
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    I havn't personally used it, but many people SWEAR by it!

    I've been recommended it many times when asking about calibrating my system.
     
  3. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Steve Smallcombe is no -ones fool. I believe his methods are solid and that a valid increase in contrast and linearity will be achieved if you do a smart calibration. It doesn't get the greyscale to track at the correct temperature though. afaik. To do that you need a colour analyser as well.

    I will be going to see a couple of forum members, hopefully next week, to calibrate their Sony LCD's. We will be using CCR filters and on at least one of them I'll do a non filter cal and a flitered cal so comparisons can be made. I am sure they will post the findings after I've gone.

    Gordon
     
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    or even while you're still here :)
     
  5. rhinoman

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    Hi Gordon,

    It'll will be interesting to see what you can acheive, I've just got the HS10 myself, is that what you'll be calibrating?
     
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    If its me Gordon is referring to I have a VW10HT without a filter but hoping to obtain a filter.

    My neighbor has a VW11HT with a CC-40R filter.

    its both these we having calibrated
     
  7. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    Indeed it is Grahams. My first filtered play around so it should be interesting .....

    Gordon
     
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    Ahh err Gordon, I didnt know you travelled to do calibrations, is this a one off or a regular part of your work?

    I have a 11HT and feel it could do with both filter and calibration.

    Matt........

    P.S I am considering getting a RGB to component converter and some 10 metre leads in the future. Would calibrating the pj be fruitless prior to doing this or would the calibration still be correct if I change the signal from S-Video to Component.
    ( I know if you change the Sky box from RGB to Pal the colours etc change dramatically)
     
  9. Gordon @ Convergent AV

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    I left StereoStereo to do calibrations full-time. I now find that I have to split this 50/50 between calibrations and the start of the distribution side of Convergent and my installation service.

    I travel throughout the UK calibrating CRT projectors, LCD/DLP. Plasma, direct view CRT and the occasional rear projector as well.
    If you want pricing for my services please email me at convergent as I find it hard to keep track of everything on PM or the forums.

    Ta,

    Gordon
     
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    All I can say is wow! We briefly watched Spider man (R4 PAL Progressive) after Gordon had calibrated it, and I was well impressed by the picture quality.

    I had previously set the PJ up with a Sony CX850 PAL player using s-Video utilising Video Essentials. Gordon set it up with Van Damme component cable, Denon 3800 and with/without CCr30 filter.

    Gordon, I'm sure you can present a better description of the calibration than I ever could.
     
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    Gordon

    Is there any chance that we can get an idea of the costs involved for your calibration, as I have not got a clue £10 or £1000.

    It wouls just be nice to get an idea

    Cheers

    Ben
     
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    Gordon is an advertiser on the boards, so if you click on his advertisement and send him an email from there.

    I'd certainly recommend him
     
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    HI if you read my other thread on the vw12ht, it comes with a pink filter. does anyone no the exact type this is.

    it also come with a CD stating that you can plug your pc to adjust the colour. has anyone done this.
     
  14. rob@rar.org.uk

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    Is this kind of calibration a one-off event, or do projectors 'drift' over time?

    Regards

    Rob
     
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    I'm hoping its a one-off
     
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    John,

    I am selling my SMART II Package ... see classifieds if interested
     
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    Well Graham and Dirk's were interesting. I will post more later as I have had a long day. ISF cal on front projection depends on sources and scan rates and display device itself. It can be from £200 plus share of travel and accom upwards.... When it's getting excessive I charge a daily rate. This excludes the filters that Graham and Dirk bought themsleves.

    Gordon
     
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    Anymore news Gordon ? Looking forward to this with interest !
     

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